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Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 229, mile marker 5

              Sioux Falls City Limits

When:   9:18 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019


Driver: Barry Grieve, 15, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Mhiretab Tsegaye, 16, Sioux Falls, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Names now have been released of the two Sioux Falls juvenile males involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday night in Sioux Falls.


A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling across the Big Sioux River bridge. The Jeep left the roadway, rolled down a ditch and struck a tree.


Barry Grieve, the 15-year-old driver who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mhiretab Tsegaye, the 16-year-old passenger, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. The passenger’s seatbelt use is under investigation.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.